A Kingston man is no doubt very happy he said “yes” to ENCORE when he purchased a LOTTARIO ticket this past May, because the OLG reports today it earned him a prize of $100,000.
Gregory Flood matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the May 9, 2020 LOTTARIO draw – and he also picked up an additional $4 on his LOTTARIO selection, bringing his total winnings to $100,004.
“I always use my family’s birthday numbers,” the retired millwright told the OLG in Toronto while picking up his cheque. Flood added that when he had the ticket checked in a store “I was excited when I saw the words ‘Big Winner’ appear on the screen. It was nice”.
He then left the winning ticket for his wife, a nurse, to see when she got home from work. “She looked at me and said, ‘are you serious?’,” he smiled.
The 63-year-old said he plans to pay some bills, complete kitchen renovations, share with his children and grandchildren and put some money away for future travel. He purchased the winning ticket at Bayridge Market on Bayridge Drive in Kingston.
The OLG Prize Centre in Toronto has resumed in-person prize claims for winning-ticket holders of $50,000 or more by-appointment only. It is currently reaching out to major prize winners of $50,000 or more who have been unable to claim their prizes due to COVID-19 to schedule appointments for in-person prize claims. In the coming weeks, OLG will open appointments to anyone wishing to claim their prize in-person at the Prize Centre.
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Since 1975, OLG has provided more than $52 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.
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